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NFF cancels friendly for Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have called off a proposed friendly against Peru in Malta on March 30, officials announced Thursday.

“The match fixed for March 30 in Malta has been cancelled. We are yet to finalise with the organisers of the friendly and we are not ready to take chances again,” disclosed chairman of the NFF technical committee, Chris Green.

Last month, the NFF were botched invitational tournament in the United States of America in which a team led by Nigeria coach, Samson Siasia, flew to Dallas, Texas, only to be informed there that the kick_off for the tournament has been shifted by two weeks.

Also, another proposed friendly against Guatemala in the US was put off at the last minute and the Super Eagles had to settle for challenge game against Sierra Leone last month.

The top NFF official also explained at a press briefing in Abuja Thursday why this month’s Nations Cup qualifier against Ethiopia was moved from Lagos to Abuja.

“We brought this match to Abuja not because the team were booed in their last match in Lagos (against Sierra Leone), but as a result of the players clamouring to play on natural grass instead of on the synthetic pitch in Lagos,” Green said.

“The match is very crucial for us and so we are not leaving anything to chance.”


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